How weird has Vashti Bunyan's life been? She made an album, was more or less forgotten forever and then dudes that have been on our covers like Animal Collective and Devendra Banhart reintroduced the world to her music and reminded us that it was not necessarily terrible to listen to music that sounded like smiling unicorns. In what seems like such a good move we're surprised no one did it sooner, Vashti Bunyan: From Here to Before documents not only both sections of Bunyan's career, but also her trip to retrace her steps as she travels from London to Scotland by horse and carriage. That alone is interesting enough for an entire movie, but the film also features cameos from like everyone who ever liked her music as well as existing as a career retrospective for one of the more interesting and confounding musical figures around. Vashti Bunyan: From Here to Before is playing tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 at 92Y Tribeca.
October 15, 2009